Thursday, January 2, 2014

Will They Know?

"they will know we are Christians by our love" ~ when I find myself starting to have a little road rage, I try to sing this song to myself =)

      A friend of mine requested the song, 'Then They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love', last night at church.  I felt the guilty arrow hit me in the heart.  Do I 'always' represent myself as a Christian?  Obviously not because I honestly don't feel love for everything and everybody.  As the song says tho, 'that we pray that our unity will one day be restored'.  When all sin is washed away, we will love like Jesus loves us.. unconditionally.  We will be 'One in the spirit and one with the Lord.'
     So when, not if, my impatience strikes again, I will try to show more love.  When a stranger knows nothing about you, don't you at least want them to see Christ-like behavior and temperament from you?
    Jesus was sent for 'whosoever' believeth in Him and there are no qualifications, other than to believe.  We have to remember that when we see others on the street and not in our circle, that Jesus died for them too and they need to hear about the greatest love of all, Jesus, from us.


  1. Today a granddaughter said jokingly, "No one loves me." I said, "Yes, I love you more than life itself." I wonder if our love for others is ever anywhere near the Savior's love as He gave Himself unreservedly for us. I love my grandchild with sacrificial love, but I'm not so sure I'm there yet when it comes to those who are less lovely. I guess it's true confession.

  2. What a good question! Yes, I definitely want people to see Christ in me this year! (It would be a whole lot better than them seeing me as I am without Christ!!!) What a good reminder for the new year!

  3. Ditto, Cathie. How many times I ask myself if I have responded in a way that Jesus would say, "Well done." I am sure not. Praying for better living in a way that others can see Jesus in me and that they will know I am a Christian by my you, dear Angie. Love you, T.